We have successfully completed the first four days of school!! There have been a few glitches....like no phones, slow internet, missing lunches....you know...the basic first week of school issues. I anticipate things running smoothly next week (knock on wood).
Today, seven students and Mrs. Stage went to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission to help those in need. This is the first time community service event with many more to follow. We will keep the website updated with pictures.
Here's a quick look at some of the events going on this month:
Monday, September 11, students will visit the SPCA in Kalamazoo (to help with the animals).
September 12, a trainer from the Sherman Lake YMCA go over equipment safety and procedures before we start our weekly visits the following week.
We will also continue counseling with Dennis LeClear on Thursday's.
Friday, September 15 students will be headed to the Richland Area Community Center (to teach technology to senior citizens).
Smile pretty on September 18 for picture day!!
September 19th will be our first visit to Sherman Lake YMCA. We have transportation for nine students. Priority is given to those who need PE credit. Students who drive to school may drive there and then go home. Students who normally ride together on a regular basis may carpool ( a note from each parent/guardian is required). There is no fee for this activity. We are grateful for the individual donors and organizations who make our weekly visits possible. This activity is a privilege that can be taken away if warranted.
September 20, we will have speakers (and birds) from the Lake Milton Raptor Education Center at 12:30. Family members are welcome to attend this special program with us. More information can be found at: http://www.raptorcenter.org/aboutus.asp
Officer Adams will be over on the 22nd for a meet and greet with the students. Parents are welcome to join us.
On September 25, we will start art class with Mary Whalen from Education for the Arts. She will be here on Monday mornings for 10 weeks. The class will cap at 15 students and students can only miss one class during the 10 weeks. If a student misses more than one class, he/she will be dropped as there are group projects/activities and attendance is a requirement of taking the class.
Early release at 12:50 on the 27th.
September 29th will find students hanging out with their book/science buddies in the 3rd and 5th grades at the Ryan Intermediate. Students will read, be read to, and work on science projects. This is a great event if you like kids :)
Progress reports are being tabulated and our goal is to have them ready next Friday to be sent home.
I hope you all have a great, uneventful weekend. My parents and grandma live in Florida and I know that many of the students have loved ones that live there, too. We will keep our fingers crossed and pray for safety of all those we hold dear.
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